Task Force Agrees to Buy Dams, Restore Wixom Lake in Gladwin Co.

An agreement is in place for a group in Gladwin County to buy four dams.

It will mean the dams will be repaired and Wixom Lake’s water level will be restored.

Right now the lake is really just mud and stumps.

It was drained for dam inspections.

In September the Federal Regulatory Commission took away Boyce Hydro’s license for the Edenville Dam on Wixom Lake.

Their license was revoked and the water level was not restored.

Community members came together to form the Four Lakes Task Force to fix the problem.

Wednesday the task force announced it agreed to buy the Wixom, Sanford, Secord and Smallwood dams from Boyce for nearly $9.5 million.

They hope to start filling Wixom Lake by the end of the month and begin dam repairs by the end of 2023.